The Opioid Epidemic

America has an addiction crisis, with opioid deaths now killing more Americans than car accidents. Addiction affects families that are affluent and poor, Republican and Democrat, and young and old. It threatens our families, and we must do whatever it takes to solve this epidemic. This is why in Congress, I helped pass the first-ever fentanyl sanctions effort to force the Chinese government to honor their commitment to make all fentanyl illegal and give law enforcement more resources to go after illegal drug traffickers in China, Mexico, and other countries, stopping deadly opioids from entering our country.

We must give law enforcement, medical providers, and drug prevention workers the tools and resources they need to combat this crisis, and utilize federal funding for education, additional treatment facilities and the expansion of programs that fight the epidemic.